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Welcome to the our blog!  We hope to share all the wonderful things that we are learning about in EYFS.

Our Class Teacher is Miss Jones and our teaching assistants are Mrs S. Smith and Ms Grieve.

Ms Grieve helps us in the afternoons in small groups. 

Here Is our exciting CURRICULUM MAP 2019-2020

Learning at home

Good morning Sea Turtles   Friday 26th March

It is wonderful to see what you have been doing. Here is something I did. I went for a walk and found sheep, flowers and a robin singing.

 

Thursday 26th March

I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the sunshine.  How about making something, maybe a den, where you can play or read. You could play a game. I would love to see your pictures.  

I have seen that some more have completed your Reading Eggs or MathSeeds, for those children I have added more. There is plenty of time to do them. 

Take care,

Miss Jones

 

t was great to see Imogen, Lisa and Sykler doing their home learning, in the new gallery.

Well done all the children who have started their Reading Eggs. Wow, Sophie you have been very busy! 

Tuesday 24th March PM

 

 

March 24th

Good morning, I have just done the Joe Wicks workout. I liked the basket ball, hooks and kangeroos. Which exercises did you enjoy?

I have added some activities to the Mathseeds, to do over the coming week. I will be trying them out too, to see how we go.  

Miss Jones

 

Well done 

Well done Romeo, Emillie and Issac, out in the lead with the number of reads using Reading Eggs. It is great to see others have started also.

 

First day

I hope you have had a good first day at home.  In your pack you were all given pencils.

I know we all love "Come Outside" with Pippin the dog. Miss Jones has found this episode that show how pencils are made.  Click the links below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfrMACPS7aQ

I hope you are using your pencil, practise writing your letters.

 

Click on the link below to join in with counting songs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-medleys/zf2792p

 

Take care,  

Miss Jones

  

March 23rd 

Good morning Sea Turtles, here is the first day of learning at home. Make a start with your learning packs, but today is sunny, so I hope you can get out in your gardens.

 

Miss Jones

 

Good morning everyone. I am glad we were able to send you out learning packs and Easter Egg.  I hope to use our blog to give more ideas  for learning and hope to film stories. Remember your Reading Eggs.

Now we are learning at home we need to stay fit and healthy. Here is our first link to P.E. at home with Joe Wicks. Get moving. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

 

Term 4 2020

Welcome back to term 4

Farm visit to Caenhill Countryside Centre

On Friday we had a great time at Caenhill Countryside Centre, with the freedom to find out about the animals. During our visit we went on a woodland walk, where some of us planted trees. and returned to pot seeds. There was great excitement when we went into the barn to find the animals. 

 

 

The excitement as our eggs hatch

With care we handled the chicks. We are enjoying taking care of the eight chicks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a special week, as we received our "Living Eggs". By Tuesday they were beginning to hatch out. We have had 8 baby chicks hatch. It has been good to watch, care for and hold them. We will be keeping the chicks until the end of next week and then they will go to new homes, as we go off to visit a real farm.

 

 

 

The children have had a busy and fantastic first week back. We have introduced our new topic about the "farm", but have been celebrating Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day. 

Thanks to all those who came to the Parent's consultation evening, by sharing the children's learning and ways to support them, it really makes a difference.

We hope you like our pictures of pancake related activities and amazing model building of a car ferry, with our wooden bricks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 3

2020

February 2020

All around the World Exhibition

Thank you to everyone who came to visit our "All around the world exhibition" The children worked hard, with families, and we were pleased to show these off. The children have been busy learning in class and it was great to share this. The following day we revisited the hall again, to celebrate the learning across the school.

We made Wiltshire Lardy Cakes, with local butter, made in Westbury.

Models of the buildings and features of Westbury

Wow,  the models that have been brought in showing features of Westbury have  been wonderful. The children have  been so busy we have been able to set out Westbury in the hall. On Thursday the models will be on display in The around the world exhibition. 
Here are a few of the models, as a taster and one built with our bricks.
 

Reading workshops February 4th 2020

 Read, Write, Incs. assessments have been taking place this week and is fantastic to see that the children have been making progress. If parents and carers would like to find out more about early reading skills and how Read, Write Inc, is taught there are workshops on Tuesday 4th February at 9 am and 2:30 pm.

 Comparing numbers in Maths,  week 4

This week in Maths we have been comparing numbers up to 10. We have been learning to describe in sentences, using words such as more and less.

Making maps of our local area, week 3.

We have been using Google Earth to compare Bath with Westbury. We made simple maps, by printing and writing labels.

In Maths we compared how we came to school on Friday, by making a simple pictogram on the computer.

 

Another busy week in Sea Turtles. Many of us have been working on the collages of our homes and features of Westbury. Our art work will be on display at the All around the World Exhibition, in February.

In RWI we are continuing to read CVC words and simple sentences. Lots of us can now read these three letter words. Keep reading at home, this makes a big difference.

Our visit to the library, on Friday, was fantastic. We had looked at our route on Google Earth and spotted features on our route. At the library we had stories on the theme of homes, including A Squash and a squeeze and Goldilocks and the three bears. The library has amazing books and we enjoyed reading some of these with our friends. Next week we will give out forms and encourage you to join, if you are not a member.

 

 

In Maths we have been focusing on counting 9 and 10, accurately. We have been learning to talk about 9 and 10, using words such as more, less and asking how do you know? We we have been counting in a variety of ways, including a 10 bus, outside, building towers, counting coins and bears on a ten bus. 

 

Next week we are learning more about Westbury, as a town, making maps, block printing, making house/shop books and writing labels. 

 

 

Welcome to a new year and a new term. It was great to see all of Sea Turtles back this week. You will have been given a knowledge organiser today, which gives you information about what we are learning this term.

Our learning, Westbury, where we live, gives the children the opportunities to learn about the area around the school. We began with Google Earth, coming down from space and landing on our school. Children were interested to find their houses and helped Miss Jones by giving directions to get around the roads. We have been building houses, using boxes and painting houses. Today we went on our first explorer walk, around the local area and returned to school to draw roads and places of interest on the playground, with chalk. In the coming weeks we will finding out more places in the area and an exciting project to do at home will be launched next week. 

Please bring in food boxes which the children can use for junk models. 

Our photos show some of our learning, building houses, painting and drawing on the playground. 

January 2020 Learning through physical activities

This week we have been developing our physical skills. 

In the outdoor area we opened up the digging area. With Wellington boots and our all in ones, the children could develop their strength through digging.

On Friday we had a Dance Workshop, based on Morris Dancing. The children were able to copy moves, skipping and turning.

 Counting in Maths (January 16th)

This week we have been practising counting numbers 6 to 8. We enjoyed counting with dice, small toys and bears.

 

Learning in the first week back

 

 This week we have been learning about number bonds of 5, finding lots of ways to explore this in maths.

 

This we have been using rollers in the builders tray. It was fun to use the flour and shaving foam. Using the rollers will make us stronger and develop our writing skills.

Term 2 2019 

December 2019

The Wriggly Nativity

Thank you every one who came to watch our Nativity play, The Wriggly Nativity. The children were amazing, singing their songs with big smiles. Every one looked fantastic and all the adults were very proud.

In the first week of December we have been practising our Nativity play, A Wiggly Nativity. We have been singing, trying on our costumes and going on the stage. We look forward to performing our play this coming week.

Our learning has continued in the class and outside. As well as Read, Write, Inc. we used the story of Stickman, as we learnt about the woods. We collected sticks to make stickmen, made pictures and labelled these using our letter sounds.

 

 

Novenber 2019

Reading, writing and counting.

This week we have been doing follow up work from our visit to Stourhead. We enjoyed looking at the photographs, talking and writing about our visit.

We have been busy learning to build words and write our letters.

 

In Maths we have been learning all about 5 and 6, learning to roll dice and recognise the spots without having to count. We have been thinking about 5 and 6 as a whole number and then split 5 or 6 objects in to two parts. We enjoyed playing games to do this.

Some of us enjoyed the messy play, hunting for dice and numbers in the icing (of our big green cake).

 

School visit, exploring Stourhead and collecting leaves

On Friday 15th November Sea Turtles and Starfish went to  Stourhead (National Trust) to explore the woodland. Although the weather was damp the children enjoyed being out in the Autumn leaves, It was exciting to go through the "cave" and climb up through the leaves. Lots of children collected leaves and  natural objects from the woodland floor, which will be investigated next week.

Thank you the adults who came with us and helped look after the children.

Exploring around our school grounds.

This week we began our topic of If you go down to the woods today, exploring in our school grounds. It was exciting to play in the leaves, watch them fall and explore the leaves on the ground. If you go out on a walk and find natural objects that could go on our Nature Table next term, we would be love you to collect and bring in them. (Different coloured leaves, acorns, pine cones etc)

Exploring the falling leaves in our school grounds.

Today we went out into our school grounds and explored Autumn. We threw the leaves, watched them fall and collected different colours or sizes.

Term 1 2019

 Thank you for all the families who came to our "Marvellous Me" event at the end of term. The children have worked hard and their self-portraits were fanatastic.

Learning about shapes

During our Maths lessons we have been out and about looking for named shapes in our school grounds. We took 2D shapes with us and matched these up with ones around the playground. Later we went into the nature area and created our own  shapes using the natural materials. There were great ideas, making circles with apples, creating a house and using sticks to make triangles. Lots of children enjoyed finding long sticks.

Keep looking for shapes, you could collects sticks and leaves to make your own shapes and take some photographs.

 

Towards the end of term 1

On Wednesday 23rd October Parents and Carers are invited to our Marvellous Me Event. We will be having an exhibition of self-portrait and this week the children have been finsihing their creations. 

The Bird Show

On Friday afternoon we were invited to Westbury Junior School to watch a fantastic play called The Bird Show. The children sat and watched this funny story, with an important message, often joining with the actions.

Henry Heron and Sally Sparrow had lost their homes due to changes in the environment and now live on a rubbish dump. The story was how they had to survive, against the gulls. It was a reminder that we should look after the place where we live, think about what we throw away and how we should care for our creatures.

 

Well done, great learning this week.

This week we have been thinking a lot about good learning behaviour.  The children won 120 "Gems" and therfore, beat the adults, who had 50. Two boys earned their place on the top table in the dinner hall, for good manners.

Writing in our play has been a focus and children have been busy on the phones, in the role-play. Other children prefer to be outside, where there has been a number target game, writing and building. 

Eight children completed 5 reads last week, remember to fill in your white diaries, as I know more of you are reading.

On Monday 14th October it will be our turn for the cake sale, so if you can please help by baking.

 

Super counting in Mathematics

The children this week have been very busy counting and playing number games. Our special number was Zero and the children learnt about an empty set. They filled containers and then took away, until they were empty. Everyone played ladybird dominoes and looked for the bug with no spots.  In our outdoor area even more counting took place with the big dominoes.  Counting songs are always popular and help the children to become even better mathematicians. 

 

 

Victoria Art Gallery and picnic, in Bath

Friday 20th September

The children took part in a busy and enjoyable first school visit today. At the Victoria Art Gallery we talked about portraits on the walls, some children dressed up to match them. Everyone made self-portraits in the style of Kings and Queens, with crowns.  Afterwards we went to eat our picnic by the Abbey, but it was good to finish at The Parade Gardens, where the children could play.  It was a great day to enhance our "Marvellous Me" topic.  Friday 13th September. Thanks to everyone who helped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Playing in park.

 

Well done to the Sea Turtles, this week was their first full week in school. As as class they began learning Read, Write, Inc, learning the sounds m, a ,s and t.  For Maths counting songs have been popular.

The teachers have been very busy getting to know the children, so it has been fantastic to do our own learning inside and out.  We have been busy using mirrors to look at our faces and the features that make us unique. Remember to send in family photos next week for our "Marvellous Me" activities.

Next week we will be going on our first school trip to Victoria Art Gallery, in Bath.  This is a regular visit we make and I am sure it will be a special experience for all the children.

Here are some photographs from the week. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our new Sea Turtles. The children were brilliant this week, it was a big week for them.

Please check your book bags for reading books. You can note down when you have read the book given in class or shared a book from the library. Children can change these each day, but we will be checking diaries each Monday and Thursday. 

 

 Celebrating August birthdays , some of us turned 4 years old. 

More photographs  of our first days in school will follow very soon!

 

2018-2019

July 2019

Homework - E Safety Day

Today learnt about Smartie the Penguin and how he stayed safe playing with his tablet.

He learnt to ask a grown up if something strange popped up on his game.

Make your own poster or take a photo of you playing safely on-line.

 

"Before you click... stop think ... and Tell someone!" says Smartie

 

Look out for some posters, appearing here soon.

 

Making boats to rescue people at sea.

On Monday Heather from the Maritime and Coastguard agency taught us about how boats and people are kept safe at sea. Some of us chose to make our own boats, even one included a winch and a duplo man to rescue people at sea. Great ideas.

Teddy Bears Picnic

Today we welcomed in some of our new starters to join in with a Teddy Bears Picnic. 

It was great to see so many families. We enjoyed eating, playing with the parachute and listening to a story. Thanks to our Sea Turtles and Starfish for being fantastic with the new children. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today we learnt about special people who keep us safe at sea

Today we had a visitor from the Coastguard and Maritime Agency. Heather told us about the people who keep us safe at sea. We were reminded how to stay safe on the beach, going between the yellow and red flags. We find out about ringing 999 for the coastguard if somebody is in danger at sea. We were given lots of goodies, including a special bear.

 

 

 

 June 2019

The sun came out, but our learning goes on ... outside!

A great end to our week. The lighthouses from home were taken to show off in  our celebration assembly. We looked at the weather forecast and then made a pictogram to find out the most popular weather in the class, it was sow followed by the sun.  

We revisited our  healthy eating and sorting food and drink to good and  not so good choices, giving reasons. We reminded ourselves that we can eat our favourites chocolates and chips, but not too many.

Lots of us enjpyed learning outside, whether it was counting, using the waterbeads, sand or bikes, which were shared by writing a list and using a timer.

Wow, we have been so busy, all this after our Read, Write, Inc.

Next week we are going to have a visitor to talk about the special people who keep us safe at sea,  as she works for The Coastgaard and Maritime Agency. 

Lighthouses

This week we have been bringing in our lighthouse made at home. They are fantastic.

More will appear our our blog over the coming days.

Counting on and finding pairs of ten

This week in Maths we have been learning to count on.  Outside we used dice to subitise numbers and count on. After using the playdough to make 10 tree, we used these to find the number bonds.

Learning outside

This week a  lot  of learning has taken outside. We have explored ways to make bubbles,  used ramps and created obatacle courses. For our Gem Challenge our prize was to use the parqachute.

Lighthouses

Our story this week has been The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. We have been busy writing about Mr Grinling and the seagulls and making our own lighthouses. Lots of us our making lighthouses at home, so look our next week for more photographs.

Pebbles around a hole

This term our artist is Andrew Goldsworthy. This week we have created big and small artwork using pebbles and other seaside objects inspired by his work.

 

 

Counting on and adding up totals

We have been busy learning to count on with a number track, looking for numbers and adding to find totals. All of this helps us to be good learners.

 

Learning to read

Everyday we read in school. In Read, Write, Inc. we read together. Practising reading our sounds helps us to read.

 

Osbstacle Course

In our outdoor area this week we are making our own obstacle courses. We will learn to time ourselves, count, take turns and enjoy being active.

 

Seaside art

We are creating pictures using natural objects. Our pictures of the seaside are made using shells, pebbles and gems. Once we have created our picture we take a photo before it is taken apart. Our pictures are amazing!

Learning in June

Following our visit to Boscombe last week we have been busy learning more about the seaside. We have enjoyed using Magic Grandad to explore more activities that take place on the beach and how we can travel there. Next week our stories are The lighthouse keeper's lunch and Portland Bill.

In Mathematics we have been counting objects,  recognising numerals up to 20 and beyond. Outdoors the water play, with bubbles and magnets were of interest to many.

We are hoping to set up obstacle course this week and include ribbons to dance with.

We hope you had a happy Father's Day, the cards you made were fantastic. Our next art is creating a seaside collage. Together, we are creating Pebbles around a hole. inspiredby Andrew Goldsworthy.

We look forward to seeing the lighthouses that you make at home.

Keep reading at home.

 

 

 

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!

Today Sea Turtles and Starfish went to Boscombe for the start of our topic. After watching it rain all the way down to the coast, this stopped as we arrived and we had a wonderful day. The life guards gave us a safety talk, some of paddled in the sea and other played on the beach. Everyone enjoyed an ice pop and we walked up the pier.

We had a fantastic day exploring on the beach and jumping the waves. Thanks to everyone who was involved today. We hope you like our pictures.

 

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May 2019

Food Glorious Food, end of term event

Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to school this afternoon and took part in out "egg -cellent event." It was great to see so many families working together to make a container for an egg, to protect it from it's drop.  The children have been busy this term learning about healthy food and where it comes from. We hope you like the pictures of the children learning.

Healthy Breakfast week, learning about shape and the revealing of our new celebration tree.

This week we were learning about eating a healthy breakfast. Lots of us could talk about why breakfast is good for us. Our foody story was the Magic Porridge Pot.  On Friday we had porridge to try. Then we made scrambled egg on muffins.

In Maths we continued to explore measure, making a long road using boxes for vehicles, filling and pouring in the water tray  and weighing in the sand. On Thursday we listened to the Blue Balloon and went on a blue shape hunt around the trim trail.

Our new school celebration tree was revealed this week. It has been painted by Mrs Rylands and everyone was in awe as it was revealed in assembly.

Learning about shapes

This week we are learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We are using them to make models and describe their properties.

Measuring in Maths

Here are photographs of us learning to measure weight. During the week we were busy comparing heavy and light. The watermelon was heavy, it was also great to taste.

We had a variety of items of food to compare and began to use the scales. Many of us were able to say why the scales went down. Some of us measured with the beads.

Next week we will keep the scales out in our continuous provision to explore more.

Cress sandwiches

The cress that we planted had grown so tall it was time to cut it. We cut our cress and made some healthy cheese and cress sandwiches. We enjoyed eating these together.

This week we are learning about breakfast and our story will be The Magic Porridge Pot. It will be a time  to taste more food!

 Friday 3rd May

Well done to everyone for completing the Colour Run for the NSPCC. We had lots of fun running with each other. Now we need to remember to bring our forms back!

Thursday 2nd May

Today we have enjoyed looking at the art of Vincent Van Gogh. As a class we looked at Mackerel and Sea Bass, from the fishmonger. Our sketches of the fish were wonderful, we went on to use pastels to include colour and detail. Look out for our work on this page.

 April  2019

On Friday 26th April we began  our topic of Food Glorious Food with a shopping and cookery day. We started by choosing our ingredients to buy and writing a shopping list.

In Aldi we selected and brought the items to make cheese pizzas and fruit salads. 

Back at school we made our pizzas and fruit salads, then ate them together.

In the coming weeks we will be learning more about where food comes from, we will taste food, cook and learn more about healthy eating.

March 2019

Visit to the Egg Theatre in Bath

On Friday 22nd March we enjoyed a visit to the Egg Theatre to watch the "How to catch a star" based on the story by Oliver Jeffers. When we left lots of us said how we loved it. The production with the puppet and star made us go Wow! 

On the way to the theatre we walk through the city looking for shapes. It was fantastic to tap, clap and dance with the busker and then have the Wheels on the bus played by the next man. Before we went into the theatre we ate our lunch high up in the building, overlooking Bath. 

Learning in the outdoor area

We have been busy with our independent learning. On the theme of Let's Play, we are working well with our friends. The big blocks continue to be popular to build amazing castles. Also, some boys came up with the idea of having a pancake race, which led to an obstacle course.  Balls and ramps are fantastic for rolling, water play and counting games.

Our artist this term is Kandinsky and we have started exploring this work with painting at the creative table. 

 Red Nose Day in Sea Turtles

Thank you everyone who gave towards Comic Relief. We enjoyed coming to school in our own clothes and icing funny face biscuits. Here are some photographs from our day.

A snapshot of our learning so far in March.

Wow, March is turning out to be a busy month for learning. Our topic is called "Let's play" and we have been very active. Our photos include Pancake races, our author visit and theatre workshop. Also, some fantastic number stories, (dinosasurs at the park) and a story map for the Gingerbread Man. 

Theatre Workshop - Monday 11th March

Thank you to Becky from The Playhouse in Salisbury, who came to work with us today. We took part in a theatre workshop. We were shown props, like a giant beanstalk from the pantomime. Looking through the coloured gels (plastic sheets), we could see how they change the colour of lights on the stage. Some of us dressed up in the costumes and we were allowed to put on a little fake blood.

World Book Day

Thursday was World Book and we came to school in wonderful costumes. Some of us brought the books to go with our costumes.

We were so fortunate because Mike Brownlow, the author of many books like "Ten little dinosaurs" came to school and did workshops with us. He also wrote "Ten Little Robots" and taught us how to draw one. In our photographs you can see our enthusiasm, when we showed him our pictures.

 

 Today we enjoyed making pancakes.

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day. So, today we learnt about Shrove Tuesday and made our pancakes. We came up with some great spoken sentences to describe how these tasted. 

"I like my pancake because it tastes yummy."  

"I made a pancake and I put on chocolate sauce. It was sweet and smooth."  said Ben.

Welcome to term 4 in Sea Turtles.

Can you believe that we are now half way through our year as Sea Turtles and we have learnt so much already. Our topic this term is called "Let's Play" which is creative, allowing us to create and retell stories. This week we began by visiting The Egg Theatre, in Bath. In the coming weeks a lady from The Playhouse will be visiting to do teach us more about being in the theatre.  Our role-play this term is a story theatre and in Starfish it is a puppet theatre, which we can share with each other.

Also, remembering it was St David's Day, we created daffodils using playdough.

 

 

 

It is fun to learn from traditional stories, we have begun to make puppets and today listened to the story of the Runaway Pancake,  just in time for Shrove Tuesday.

But Let's play also means creating, making music and playing games in P.E.  Take a look at some of our learning this week.

In Maths we have been busy counting to ten and twenty, in a variety of ways.

February 2019

 All Around the World Exhibition

Wow, what a turn out for our exhibition. We had worked so hard to put our work together it was great to show our families. A big thanks to those who helped us make our castles. It was fun learning about The British Isles and getting all our postcards. We hope you like looking at some of the photos from the exhibition.

Getting ready for the All around the World Exhibition 

This week some of us began working on our class castle for the exhibition next week. Others have been painting pictures of castles and we have been busy writing.  Thank you for those people who have sent postcards to us from around the British Isles. We look forward to seeing lots of people at our exhibition on Thursday afternoon.

A day in the life of learning to read and write.

Look at how much progress we have made with learning to read and write since September, when we started school. These photographs were captured on Tuesday.

Learning to measure

This week in Sea Turtles we have been learning to measure in a number of different ways. We have learnt words such as capacity and others one to do with length.  We have discovered how numbers are important when we measure.

January 2019

It is a Snow Day - "Do you want to build a snowman?"

"Hello Sea Turtles, 

I am looking out of my window and watching the snow come down.

I hope you are able to go out and explore the snow. I am going out to take photographs , which I will share on Monday.  I look forward to seeing any pictures and hearing your news on Monday. 

I love snowmen or snow angels! Get creative!  You could even write in the snow!

If you are staying in the warm maybe you will be making your castle, reading books or drinking hot chocolate.

Take care and have fun and stay warm,

From Miss Jones

We have been writing labels and captions for our castles

This week we have been learning about castles and listening to the story of Jack and the beanstalk. We are learning to use our sounds to write label and captions.

Dance and music

Today we looked at pictures of waves and listened to music based on the sea. We used the Pom Poms to create wave movements. 

 

Learning Maths in Sea Turtles

During January we have been busy learning about numbers and making patterns. Even when it is cold outside we love to be learning outside. The new shop is a popular place to be, using the dominoes or the number target games. We are learning to write our numbers down.

 

We are enjoying our school library

We have enjoyed using our school library to look at books. Some of us read in the tree house, while others found out about the British Isles, from information books.

On Friday 1st February we will be going to Westbury Library for a story.

 

Our first postcards have arrived from around the British Isles.

Thank you to those people who have been writing postcards from places around the British Isles. The first have arrived and we have shared them. We will looked for places in the atlas and will now find the places on Goggle Earth. We look forward to receiving more postcards.

Also, it was great to see the first castles come in to school, made by children at home.  I hope you are enjoying making these with your families.

A big thank you to Mrs Caldwell, our Welsh visitor, who came in today to talk about the Wales. She showed the children Welsh costumes, daffodils and leeks. They enjoyed learning new words, in Welsh, and listening to a story.

Music, singing and playing instruments.

The Sea Turtles really loved music today. They were singing and playing the woodblocks to the beat of the Grand Old Duke of York. Then they did actions to Head, Shoulders, Knees and toes.

 

 

Welcome to a new year. We had a really busy time leading up to Christmas, thank you to all those who supported the events. Now we are into another busy term. The children have now started to begin the topic "All around the British Isles". 

Sea Turtles began the topic in Westbury, with the help of Google Earth and then zoomed out to view the British Isles. We are now thinking of how we travel around the British Isles.  On Friday the children took part in a dance workshop, in which they danced to Scottish music.

We would like to hear from people around the British Isles. If you have a family member who would be willing to send a postcard or a picture of where they live to the children we will talk about these places in class. 

 

Learning in December

We are now busy learning about Christmas. We have been thinking about giving and enjoyed wrapping for our friends (as a game about including all). Our imaginations have been sparked, thinking about Santa Claus and we have enjoyed playing. 

We have loved reading  Christmas books in the book corner.

Outside we have been lucky to have new equipment to support our physical activities and imaginative play. This week we have been building with our new bricks and selling food in our outdoor shop.

Christmas counting was all about decorations on the Christmas tree.

Take a look at more photographs, including more from Busy, busy, Bethlehem.

 

 

 

 Busy, busy, Bethlehem.

Well done to all the Sea Turtles for putting on our production of Busy, Busy, Bethlehem, our Christmas Nativity.  I am sure that all the families who came to watch enjoyed it.  The singing was fantastic. Thank you to all those who provided costumes for the children. 

Here are some photographs from our Nativity. 

 

November 2018

 This term our topic is called "If you go down to the woods today." On Friday 8th November our learning was taken to the woods, as our school trip was in Brokerswood.

 

Children in Need

Thank you to all the children for supporting Chilldren in Need. The dressing up and spots were fabulous. It was great to share why we were dressed up by looking at a special Powerpoint. The decorated biscuits looked fantastic.

During the day we discovered some of the tiny creatures that live in the wood. We all love working as a team to build shelters and then went on a walk to look for the Gruffalo. It was a fantastic day and a great way to find out about Autumn in the woods.

October 2018

Wow! We have now been in school for a term and we are proud of how you have been learning. Some of our learning for the term can be seen  in the slide show below.

Thank you to all people who came to our end of "Marvellous Me" topic event. The childrens' fruit kebabs were fantastic and it was great to be able to share the story of Kitchen Disco in our new library. 

October 14th

Sea Turtles had a busy week. We did a lot of learning about our Marvellous Me, thinking especially about our bodies. It was great to see children reading at home. This week we are looking forward to opening our new school library. Our book this week is called Handa's Surprise, by Eileen Browne. 

Today (October 4th) we had a visit from Sue, the dental nurse. She told us how to keep our teeth clean. We should brush our teeth 2 times a day, for 2 minutes. We sorted the food that have lots of sugar and can make our teeth or gums bad.

September 2018

This week we have been making sea turtles for our class display.  We used blue and yellow to mix our green paint.  Take a look at our fabulous work.

 Visit to The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

On Friday we went to the gallery in Bath. It was great to be able to see the portraits on the walls and create our own pictures.

When Miss Jones asked us about the visit one of us said "it was cool!"

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